ATI Raises Money for Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital
Advance Technology Inc. (ATI), Scarborough, Maine, spreads their acts of kindness to a variety of different organizations inside the community and beyond. Judy Smith, Inside Sales and Business Development, has been coordinating the efforts on behalf of ATI.
The organization’s employees participate in a Jean Friday where staff goes casual and those who have come in denim contribute various amounts of money to The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center in Portland. Each $50 raised is sent to the organization. ATI also assists local families with school supplies and backpack donations prior to the start of fall school sessions.
In 2015, ATI sponsored a family through the Salvation Army in Orchard Beach, Maine, during the holidays with gift donations, and plans to continue this legacy in 2016. They procure lists of requests from the family, collect contributions and shop for these items, hand-delivering wrapped gifts.
Another way in which ATI team members support those in need and give back is by participating in a “Stuff the Bus” pre-Thanksgiving food drive program sponsored by Preble Street, a non-profit which runs a group of soup kitchens, shelters and food pantry in Portland, Maine. Each year, organizations across Maine collect donated food and fill school buses with the contributions. The ATI team also takes part on-site, helping unload the bus and stock the shelves at the organization.
When ATI team members decide to go casual at the office, they each make a contribution to The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center in Portland, putting their donations in this bucket.